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  Dog-Poop_Walker
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Speaking of Greg Rucka, I'm reading his latest, Alpha, about military intel trying to bust up a terrorist attack on a Disney like amusement park. I'm not really into that Tom Clancy kind of thing, and it's better done in his Queen & Country series, but it's still good stuff.

Also reading the Riverworld series by Phillip Jose Farmer. Everyone who ever lived and died wakes up to find themselves along the banks of a river that covers an alien planet. Humanity works to rebuild society starting from stone age tech, and Sir Richard Franicis Burton and Sam Clemens AKA. Mark Twain, along with cast of other historical characters, travel up the River to try to find out how and why they were put there. Classic fantasy.

And lastly a book on unusual Poker tips and stories, although Black Jack is more of my game.
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I finally finished The Hobbit. Smile
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
I finally finished The Hobbit. Smile


Now you need to read parts 2 and 3.
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Is this sarcasm speaking? I know nothing of the Lord of the Rings saga, so just thought I detected some sarcasm in regards to the upcoming trilogy. Wink
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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
I finally finished The Hobbit. Smile


Now you need to read parts 2 and 3.


Laughing

Honestly, more stuff actually happens in The Hobbit than I expected, Tolkien just hadn't fully given into to his insanely detailed impulses yet.
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Finally got round to reading Nineteen Eighty Four. It's so dismal, it's bracing!
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What a bizarre meta that book produced, eh? Not only was it prescient to CCTV taking over London, but it turned the concept into the reality TV show Big Brother where citizens in their homes are watching a show about watching citizens in their homes. So who is Big Brother? Read the book and you'll get your mind blown about how true that TV show is... probably in a way that was so far from what the producers intended.

I'm reading Batman and Philosophy. I've sent away for Star Wars and Philosophy. I love the pop culture and philosophy series. Those two are at my top, along with Terminator and Lost. I've read the Matrix, that one's pretty good.
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Reading Death Warmed Over by Kevin J. Anderson. It's about a Zombie private investigator in a world where an event called The Big Uneasy caused Unnaturals to begin appearing. It's pretty interesting so far. Kind of a mix between Chinatown and a horror movie. It's not a kiddie book either.
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Thirteen Reasons Why is one of my favorite YA novels. Definitely up with with Mockingjay and A Wrinkle in Time.
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I just finished The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis and it was bloody brilliant. Everyone should read this book.
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I have to read Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for a book report. I almost finished it and it's still as boring as it was from the start. I'm an action person and a book about a bunch of people trekking through the forest just doesn't do it for me. Confused
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Ouch, might step on a lot of toes with that statement. Ha. Wink
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Yeah, I know. Maybe I'll watch the movies next. I heard they were much better than the books.
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JainaSolo wrote:
Yeah, I know. Maybe I'll watch the movies next. I heard they were much better than the books.


All depends on what you're going for. For a casual reader Tolkien is a nightmare. I'm a Lit major, those books are like heaven to me.
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I love LOTR, books and movies.
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